Application Deadline Extended for Membership on Two Advisory Rules Committees

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Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

The Office of Regulatory Reinvention extends the application deadline to July 1 for Natural Resources and Occupational Licensing Committee

JUNE 27, 2011 - Today, the Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR) announced that it is extending the deadline to apply to serve on two new Advisory Rules Committees - Natural Resources and Occupational Licensing - to July 1. The Advisory Rules Committees will assist in reviewing rules and making specific recommendations for rule changes.

"These advisory rules committees will provide important input on how to modify our regulatory system in order to make it more conducive to job growth and business development," said Steven H. Hilfinger, Michigan's Chief Regulatory Officer and director of the ORR. "While we have already had an enthusiastic response, we want to provide citizens with some additional time to consider serving on these important committees."

To apply to be a member of the Occupational Licensing Advisory Rules Committee or the Natural Resources Advisory Rules Committee, citizens are advised to send their resume (or equivalent) and short purpose statement to The purpose statement should include which committee the person seeks to serve on and a short explanation for why he or she would like to serve on that committee. These statements should be no longer than 250 words and are due by July 1, 2011.

Each of the Advisory Rules Committees will function for 120 days after formation, unless that date is extended by the ORR. Each Advisory Rules Committee will issue a report to the ORR containing advisory recommendations, upon the completion of its work. The Advisory Rules Committees will evaluate rules based on the factors listed in Executive Order 2011-5, including the health and safety benefits of the rules; the cost of compliance with the rules; whether the rules are duplicative or obsolete; and other factors. Ultimately, the ORR will submit its findings and recommendations to the Governor, based in part on the reports of the Advisory Rules Committees.

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